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#GoodEats: The Great River Indoor Food Truck Festival
This past weekend The Memphis Cook Convention Center hosted the Inaugural: Great River Indoor Food Truck Festival and Marketplace Festival. The festival is part of a growing trend in the U.S, in which Food Trucks have become novelty and sought out by many. The festival was a blast ! There were about fourteen local food trucks set up inside, along with live music, a craft beer garden, and an arts+crafts market.
Some of the amazing bands that performed included: WISEWATER, Atistik Approach, Deering and Down, Mason Jar Fireflies, Peter Hyrka & The Gypsy Hombres, Blind Mississippi Morris, Memphis Ukulele Band, The Southside Supper Club.
The proceeds from this weekend's festival, benefits The Hospitality Hub, a downtown organization that “connects individuals with the resources they need to begin their journey out of homelessness”.
The Hospitality HUB is a hospitality, counseling, and resource center for homeless persons and those imminently homeless located in downtown Memphis at 82 N. Second Street. Opening its doors in May 2007, the Hospitality HUB was founded by the Downtown Churches Association (DCA) out of a desire to establish a centralized hub of information and services for homeless persons in Memphis and Shelby County. The HUB is unique in that it serves as a point of entry into the larger network of services offered to the homeless throughout the city. While we are duly proud of our professional paid staff, the Hub owes much of its success to an active roster of volunteers. More than 30 volunteers serve actively at the Hub. During operating hours, 8 to 10 volunteers are present, performing a variety of functions, including serving as intake counselors. Some of our volunteers and two of our staff members are formerly homeless, and are thus able to provide important peer-level support and understanding.
We had the opportunity to speak with Festival Director Kelcy Johnson at the event. Below is what he had to say about this year's festival:
You can check out more photos from our recap of the festival via our Instagram page here !
It's the chance of a lifetime for musicians all across Greater St. Louis, as famed Rock and Roll Hall of Famer Gene Simmons and Wizard World seek an outstanding local band to open for "Wizard World: An Evening with Gene Simmons and His Band," Saturday, April 8, beginning at 7 p.m. The concert will take place at The Pageant (6161 Delmar Blvd., St. Louis), and will be held in conjunction with Wizard World Comic Con St. Louis taking place that weekend at America's Center.
Area bands must submit video links to firstname.lastname@example.org, specifying "St. Louis Opening Act" in the subject line, by April 3 for consideration. Simmons will select one group from among the entrants to perform before his show on April 8.
The winner will be announced live on the KSHE radio station by Gene at 2:30 p.m. CT on April 7, the day before the show, and notified by email and/or telephone. The winner will also be posted on the Pageant website and on social media channels.
Last week, the staff of WITIN RADIO had the opportunity to meet with 804 Street Media CEO & Editor In Chief , Lance Cooper.During the interview we had the opportunity to speak with Lance on his life's work, his company's Social Media presence, and the state of Black America.
When did you launch 804 Street Media & what was the catalyst for you launching 804 Street Media ?
"The official brand evolved into a business around 2013, but the grind to put the 804 (Richmond. Virginia) on the map started back in the 1990’s. Everything started with hip-hop. In 1997 I had a rap group here in Richmond. Virginia was on the rise, we were actually the only rap group from Richmond to share a stage with Nas. This was around the time "It Was Written" dropped. Eventually, however the group parted ways. I put the microphone down and started promoting other artists. Coming from one of the hardest places to "get on" from is Virginia, because support on every level…
“Louisville: The Home Of Bourbon. Great People. Great Food.”
The fourth annual LOUDER THAN LIFE, kicks off September 30, 2017 at Champions Park near downtown Louisville. The annual destination festival celebrates the region’s culture and cuisine, and features award-winning bourbons and spirits, Gourmet Man Food, craft beer and some of the biggest names in rock music.General admission and VIP tickets, as well as hotel and camping packages, are on sale at www.LouderThanLifeFestival.com starting noon on May 29, 2017. Enter for your chance to win tickets to the Fall's most anticipated Hard Rock music festival."
We here at WITIN RADIO, know you don’t want to miss this year's Louder Than Life Music Festival, so we’re proud to offer you a chance to win a free pair of tickets to the 2017 Louder Than Life Festival , Courtesy of WITIN RADIO and; Danny Wimmer Productions. To enter, simply use the comment space ( Leave Full Name & E-mail) below or e-mail (Walter@WitinRadio.Com) be…